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Thursday, 18 October 2018

Mid month reminder at Penny Black and More Challenges for "Autumn Splendour"

Hi there!!!

Well, we're half way through October so here I am with the half way reminder for Penny Black and More Challenges for this month which is "Autumn Splendour".

I love all the colours that are associated with Autumn and on this one I have brought in the oranges, purples and browns.

Using the Poetic stamp (40-544) I have used distress oxides to stamp on this one and to create my background too. My sentiment is from Happy Wishes (30-419).  I started by stamping the leaves directly on to my card and then I've stamped more and fussy cut them out and layered them on top with one final one right on the top covered in glossy accents to boost the colours on that one.

Do come over and join us at Penny Black and More Challenges - there are prizes for the winners but do remember to read the rules!  No digital images please and the main focal image of your design must be a hand stamped image.

Hope you can pop over and join us and good luck!

Thanks for stopping by today,
Leanne xxx

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Sending Wishes For A Merry Christmas....

Hello there!

I thought I'd join in the Allsorts challenge this week of "Christmas".

I do make 5 Christmas cards a month throughout the year so I am always more or less ready for Christmas when it arrives!  This card I have chosen to give to my Mum this year.

I have used an assortment of stamps from Stamps By Chloe for this one with just the fir trees on that back mat being from Clarity.

Using a mixture of vellum and heat resistant acetate I produced the flowers and foliage with some Wow embossing powder and finished it off with some Salted Caramel glitter.

This is a real sparkler but that's so hard to catch on camera!

I felt that this was very classy (my kind of Christmas card) and being all on the black card stock it sparkles beautifully! - perfect for my Mum.

Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xxxx

I would like to enter this in to this weeks challenge at Allsorts:-

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Autumn colours..........

Hi there folks!

Well my DT work has calmed down for a moment so this week I have been having fun in my craft room playing with some of my stash that so rarely comes out of the cupboards!

Both of these pieces are of course full of vibrancy as they have been created with alcohol inks.  So many of us shy away from alcohol ink due to it's unpredictability but it's actually very forgiving if you work with what you've got!

I have used my favourite Autumn colours on both of these pieces, oranges, browns, terra cotta, greens and purples.

On the first one (I have called this The Woodland Woman) I have used one of my all time favourite stamps - the face from Stampers Anonymous Classic Favourites along with the oak branches and leaves from PaperArtsy and Visible Image tree branches and sentiment from their Four Every Season set.  The face has been stamped with Staz On over the alcohol ink and some ink lifted off and the leaves and oak branches have been stamped with Alcohol Lift Off ink.  The way that the ink actually spread on the right hand side left the image of a tree in my mind so I added the Visible Image tree branches by lifting off the ink on that part - see, you have to work with what you have with alcohol ink!

The second creation is me playing with Visible Image once again - the Face It set and adding those same tree branches as on the first card too.  I embossed the face with clear embossing powder as I've used heavy weight yupo paper and was then able to have the resist of the embossing for the alcohol ink to run around.

Hope you like them, fabulous to get my alcohol inks out!

Thanks for stopping by,

Leanne xx

I'd like to enter my Woodland Woman in to the current Allsorts Challenge of "Trees and or Leaves":-

Sunday, 7 October 2018

New Challenge at Penny Black and More Challenge "Autumn Splendour"

Good morning!

Well. we've landed in to October and it's time for a new challenge over at Penny Black and More.

This months theme is Autumn Splendour.

I have made this sample as my inspiration to kick off this theme using the Poetic stamp (40-544), the trees are the Stately stamp (40-520) and the sentiment is from the Happy Wishes stamp set (30-419).

My background has been created using distress oxides and all stamping has been done using Versafine Clair ink pads.

Do come over and join us at Penny Black and More Challenges:-


There are prizes to be had too!!!

Thanks for stopping by today,
Leanne xxxx

Monday, 1 October 2018

Autumn Brambles.....

Hello there!

I've had a very unusual day to myself today so I decided to make a card to enter in to the Stamping Sensations "I Spy With My Little Eye, Something Beginning With B" challenge and I think I also had the Allsorts challenge this week covered too with a theme of Autumn Glory!

I love Autumn with it's beautiful colours and the hedgerow fruits that are available now often get forgotten when we all think of falling leaves but of course, blackberries often go all through October and just in to November too.

Here I have used a couple of old Sheena Douglass stamp sets and I've done an awful lot of masking to produce this piece as though you are peeping through the hedgerow on to an Autumn scene beyond.  I've coloured this using my Spectrum Aqua markers and have used a range of browns, greens purples (both on the fruits and the leaves) and that Autumn sun just gives it's last breath before the winter sets in.

I hope that I've captured the essence of Autumn and the fruits that it bears to us.

Thanks for stopping by
Leanne xxx

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:-

Stamping Sensations - I spy with my little eye, something beginning with "B" -
Brambles and Blackberries.